FootyMAD's Burnley match preview

Last updated : 19 August 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Watford v Burnley fixture

Watford prepare to entertain Burnley at Vicarage Road Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Hornets are clearly on top, winning 54.55% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Vicarage Road Stadium was just last season, in August 2004, with Burnley inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Hornets in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 02 AprBurnley3 - 1WatfordCHMP
2004/2005Sat 14 AugWatford0-1BurnleyCHMP
2003/2004Mon 12 AprBurnley2 - 3WatfordCHMP
2003/2004Tue 30 SepWatford1 - 1BurnleyCHMP
2002/2003Sat 05 AprBurnley4 - 7WatfordCHMP
2002/2003Sun 09 MarWatford2 - 0BurnleyFAC
2002/2003Sat 30 NovWatford2 - 1BurnleyCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Watford's disastrous home run has meant they have managed only 2 draws from the last six matches. While Hornets have scored 5, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Burnley is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. Clarets have conceded 8 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.

Watford lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca Cola Championship, picking up 4 points from their 3 games so far. Burnley find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 3 points from their 3 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Attention punters! I see this as an opportunity for the Hornets to get the show back on the road by taking all the three points available. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Watford Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 8 home matches.
Burnley Not won in previous 10 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.